Originally posted by KukODWC
Dave, I know those striper guides and others from AR who get OK shad will be impacted by the new regs. The way the law reads, any angler leaving ANS-infected waters with bait is subject to fine. I would recommend those AR boys not take the chance and try to get shad in AR waters...a non-resident caught leaving Grand with bait would be a very likely target of law enforcemnt on this issue. If it were me, I would not take the chance.
I just finished a regional fish meeting this weekend which included many AR Fish & Game biologists and administrators. They do NOT want their anglers bringing ANS from OK believe me.
Well Kuk - did Arkansas Fish and Game perform a mea culpa to everyone for the Silver carp invasion?
First reported importation the United States was in 1973 by a fish farmer in Arkansas to control the level of phytoplankton in rearing ponds as well as to provide a food fish. By the end of the 1970’s the state of Arkansas, along with federal and private aquaculture facilities and even municipal sewage lagoons had been stocked with silver carp.
US fish and game biologists sounded the warning early , but by then it was too late
Why in the WORLD do ya'll still even allow grass carp? They are becoming numerous in Keystone now - and these dang sure ain't sterile either !!!!!
All too little too late
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